God of War (video game)

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God of War is a video game for the Playstation 2 console by SCE Santa Monica Studio. It follows Kratos, a Spartan warrior who pledged himself to Ares over 10 years ago, seeks to avenge his wife and daughter [who Ares tricked him into killing] by killing Ares at the behest of Athena, who promises to forgive his past if successful.

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Kratos: [opening lines] The gods of Olympus have abandoned me. Now there is no hope.
Narrator: And Kratos cast himself from the highest mountain in all of Greece. After ten years of suffering, ten years of endless nightmares, it would finally come to an end. Death would be his escape from madness. But it had not always been this way. Kratos had once been a champion of the gods...

Kratos: [Strides out of his ship] Ten years, Athena! I have faithfully served the gods for ten years! When will you relieve me of these nightmares?
Athena: We have one final task of you, Kratos. Your greatest challenge awaits in Athens; where even now, my brother, Ares, lays siege as we speak. Athens is on the verge of destruction. It is the will of Ares that my great city fall. Zeus has forbidden the gods from waging war on each other. That is why it must be you, Kratos. Only a mortal trained by a god has a chance at defeating Ares.
Kratos: And if I am able to do this, to kill a god, then the visions... they will end?
Athena: Complete this final task, and the past that consumes you will be forgiven. Have faith, Kratos; the gods do not forget those who come to their aid.
Narrator: Leaving the rotting carcass of the Hydra behind, Kratos set sail once more. His greatest challenge, and freedom from his growing madness lay before him, in the ancient city, of Athens.

Narrator:Kratos had traversed the desert of lost souls bested the deadly traps of Pandora's temple and escaped Hades itself there was but one task left.
Ares: [looking up to the sky, holding Pandora's Box from a chain] Zeus!! Do you see now what your son can do?! You cast your favor on Athena, but her city lies in ruins before me! And now, even Pandora's Box is mine! Would you have me use it against Olympus itself?! [turns and surprisingly notices Kratos] Kratos. Returned even from the Underworld. [back to the sky] Is this the best you can do, father?! You send a broken mortal to defeat me?! The God of War?! [while speaking, Kratos uses Zeus' Fury to disconnect Pandora's Box from the chain]
Narrator: After thousands of years, Pandora's Box was finally opened. The power of the gods unleashed. [Kratos grows to equally match Ares in strength]
Ares: You are still just a mortal - every bit as weak as the day you begged me to save your life!
Kratos: I am not the same man you found that day. The monster you created has returned... to kill you.
Ares: You have no idea what a true monster is, Kratos!! [creates six blade-like protrusions in his back] Your final lesson is at hand.

I am taught you making way to kill mortal kratos flesh that burns,bones that break but to break man's spirit is to truly destroy him.Do you recognize this place spartan,the location of your greatest failure perhaps there is a chance you can undo the deeds of the past.

Narrator:The nightmares that haunted Kratos for the past 10 years had now taken form and substance.His past stood before him.
Lysandra:[Kratos's wife]Kratos,what's happening where are we.
Kratos:By the gods,can this be real.Ares there's nothing you can put in my way to stop me,i will save my family.
Narrator:Kratos had done possibly he saved his family.
Lysandra:Kratos please take us home.
Kratos:Do you see God Of War you took them once but you'll never have them again.
Ares:You cannot see them Kratos you gave them up in your quest for ultimate power there's a price today for everything you gain.
Kratos:Not that price i didn't want them to die.
Ares:No price is too high what i offered you and you rejected me,A GOD now you have no power,no magic all that is left for you is death!![kills Kratos's wife and Kratos's daughter]
Kratos: No not...not again.
Ares:You should join to me Kratos,you should have been stronger.
Kratos:[Sees the bridge sword]By the gods.
Narrator:The battle was not over.The gods it seemed that a final gift Kratos.
Kratos:[removes the bridge sword]I still have allies and Olympus Ares.Now you will see how strong i am.
Ares:Remember Kratos, it was i who saved you in your time of greatest need.
Kratos:I haven't forgotten Ares, i remember how you saved me.
Ares:That night, i was trying to make you a great warrior.
Kratos:You succeeded.[Stabs Ares through the chest let out a loud scream and falls to the water dead]
Narrator:Kratos had done the impossible. A mortal defeating a God, Ares was no more. The city had been saved and would thrive again. The same could not be said for Kratos for as he sought to rebuild his soul with the help of the Gods. The truth was revealed to him.
Kratos: Athena, rid me of the memories that haunt me still.
Athena: You have done well Kratos, though we mourn the death of our brother. The Gods indebted to you, we promised your sins would be forgiven and so they are. But we never promise to take away your nightmares. No man, no God could ever forget the terrible deeds you have done.
Narrator: In the end, knowing the visions of his past would never leave him. Kratos made his way to the bluffs overlooking the Aegean sea.
Kratos: The Gods of Olympus have abandoned me. Now there is no hope.
Narrator: And Kratos cast himself from the highest mountain in all of Greece.After 10 years of suffering,10 years of endless nightmares it would finaly come to an end.Death would be his escape from madness.The fate of Kratos was not it seemed.The gods had other plans.Born aloft like a feather.Kratos found himself risen from the sea and placed on solid earth.
Athena: You will not die this day Kratos. The Gods cannot allow one who has performed such service to perish his own hand.Ares tactics were brutal his path of destruction had to be stopped but now there is an empty throne in a Olympus and a new god of war is needed. Take these stairs Kratos.They leads to your ultimate reward.
Narrator: And from that point forward through out the rest of time whenever men rode fourth to battle for food cause or for evil they did so under the watchful eye of the man who had defeated a God they were driven forward by Kratos, the mortal who had become the new God Of War.

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